Close-up magic was never something I was going to be able to master in the span of one semester, but I can say that I have learned a lot.
In my first post, it is obvious (at least to me) how little I knew, not only about close up magic, but about writing blogs about what I was doing. That being said, my experience trying to make a coin disappear was very fun and rewarding. It was about three days into practicing that I began to realize how enjoyable this experience was going to be, but also how much work it was going to be.
I soon moved to card tricks to try and give some variety to what I was learning, and the first card trick I learned went really well.
This led to me getting a little over-confident with my abilities and trying a trick that was a little outside my comfort zone, resulting in the GIF above.
My skills as a close-up street magician were developing nicely though, and as I practiced more and more, I became more confident with my ability to perform in front of people.
One day, while I was working in a school as an EA, i decided to try out my new skills on some kiddos, that story can be found here. This experienced solidified for me that close up magic was not only something I enjoyed, but something I wanted to practice more and more. Being able to break out a few tricks is sure to promote engagement in my future classrooms.
Fast forward a few weeks, and i have been practicing lots. My focus has primarily shifted to card tricks, and as I become more versed, I became excited to share what i could do with my peers. For a blog post one week i showed myself practicing…
…and the next week i released a how-to video of my own.
The Learning project was a great chance to see learning in action. By the end of it i felt versed enough to review tools for the trade, (that post can be found here). Coming to this point made me realize just how much I had learned, but also just how much was left out there for me to learn.
I am very thankful for the opportunity to participate in this assignment, as it gave me the opportunity to explore something i had been wanting to try for a long time, but found homework to be in the way. With it being homework, I didn’t have homework as an excuse anymore.
I hope you have enjoyed following my journey to becoming magical, see you all soon.